PNoy asked to order transfer of 3 power barges from Panay to Mindanao

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MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/12 March) – President Benigno Aquino III
has been urged to intervene in the impending power shortage in
Mindanao by ordering to forgo the sale of three power barges presently
stationed in Panay Island and temporarily transfer it to appropriate
stations in Mindanao.

In asking Aquino to intervene, Nestor Degoma, president of the Power
Alternative Agenda for Mindanao (Palag Mindanao), different sectors
are now asking for drastic and decisive moves to help avert the
impending power shortage in the island. Continue reading


Provincial board endorses Hedcor hydro projects in Kitaotao

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/03 December) – The Bukidnon Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed a resolution Thursday endorsing the 28.2-megawatt hydroelectric power project of Hedcor Bukidnon Inc. in barangays Sinuda and Kipilas in Kitaotao town, along the province’s boundary with Davao City. Continue reading

Climbers, energy foundation launch light systems for families, communities

MALAYBALAY CITY- Eighty-three families belonging to off-grid communities along Mt. Dulang-dulang of Kitanglad Range will be given light in the form of solar lamps (otherwise called  Portable Solar Home Systems) on November 26-27 as a start of ‘Hike for Light 2011’ campaigned by Solar Energy Foundation (SEF) in partnership with Kaya ng Pinoy Foundation (KPF) and mountaineering societies in the country. Continue reading

ERC hears Bukidnon electric coops’ bid to buy transmission lines

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (Bukidnon News/20 November) The Energy Regulatory
Commission (ERC) has started the hearings last week on the application
by a consortium of the province’s two electric cooperatives to buy
sub-transmission lines from the National Transmission Corporation
(Transco). Continue reading

City Council to NIA: quantify maintenance counterpart

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News Dispatch/18 Nov 2011)–The National Irrigation Authority (NIA) represented by Eng’r. Oscar Capundag, Jr. and Eng’r. Elpedio Lacernas, Jr.,paid the City Council of Malaybalay a visit during their 39th Regular Session on Nov. 15, 2011 upon the request also of City Councilor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran to discuss the Memorandum Of Agreement between the City of Malaybalay and the NIA regarding the maintenance of the Communal Irrigation Canals that supplies water to the irrigated farms in the City. Continue reading

Proposed Pulangi V gets RDC-10 nod, with conditions – SP records

MALAYBALAY CITY  (Bukidnon News/11 to 12 November) The First Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative and Greenergy Development Corporation, proponents of the proposed 300 mega-watt Pulangi V Hydroelectric power project, were able to obtain in June 2011 an endorsement from the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council (RDC) to the “Department of Energy and other concerned agencies for appropriate action”, according to documents the proponents submitted to the Bukidnon Sangguniang Panlalawigan recently. Continue reading

NEA to Buseco: Follow court order, re-instate Santoninio

MALAYBALAY CITY  (Bukidnon News/18 October) The National Electrification Administration said Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative board member Jonally Santoninio keeps his post as director until the election of a new board member from Malaybalay City district. Continue reading